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the david petraeus scandal and the fbi's investigation. we're covering all the angles of his first news conference since the election. and israel retaliates for rocket attacks with deadly strikes and extremist targets. now hamas is warning that the gates of hell have been opened. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> eight days after his re-election, president obama faced reporters in the midst of an unfolding scandal and with a potential economic crisis holding over his head. but he only got riled up when he responded to republican criticism of his united nations ambassador susan rice. more on that coming up. standby. but first, the president's careful responses about the investigation of this former cia chief david petraeus and on negotiations to avoid what's called the fiscal cliff. our white house correspondent jessica yellin was over at the east strip of the white house. you had a chance to speak to the president and ask him about that looming fiscal cliff. >> reporter: hi, wolf. that's right, i did. i asked the president why anyone should believe that he won't cave
. ♪ host: good morning, welcome to "washington journal." the fbi investigation that led to the resignation of general david petraeus has expanded to general john allen. the impact of all this on the intelligence community and national security will be part of several hearings on capitol hill later this week. lawmakers return to washington today amid a shake-up of the president obama national security team, facing the looming issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. that is where we want to begin today this morning. president obama will meet later on with labor leaders who are insisting that the president not compromise on cuts to medicare and social security. what is your take on this? avoiding this -- avoiding the fiscal cliff? host: remember, you can send us a clear message, post your comments on facebook, or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. courtesy of the newseum, washington, front page of that newspaper and many of the newspapers this morning, including "the washington post," liberal groups prepare for an entitlement fight. this is what zachary goldfarb rights. -- writes. host: ther
to know why the fbi didn't notify them and the white house until just recently when it began months ago. that investigation far from over. fbi searching the home of petraeus's alleged mistress, paula broadwell. after david petraeus resigned his post as america's top spy. the scandal is widening. the woman in yellow, jill kelly, alerting a friend of hers that works in the fbi to threatening e-mails she says she was getting turning out to come from broadwell, part of an investigation involving another high-profile member of the military. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, john allen. the defense secretary leon panetta says the pentagon has launched an internal investigation into thousands of quote, inappropriate communications between general allen right there on the screen and that woman in yellow, kelly. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live in washington. you almost need like one of those boards to put all the pictures up, catherine. >> reporter: you do rick. beyond the issue of failing to notify congress about the fbi investigation the democratic chair of the se
story. we'll tell you why straight ahead. >>> also, this is one of the fbi's most wanted, what he looked like nine years ago, what he could look like today. we'll tell you why the fbi is now asking for your help to catch this man who may be hiding in plain sight. all of that and breaking news as the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. jenna: well, a big day on capitol ill, u.n. ambassador susan rice meeting with some of her toughest critics this morning, i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. ambassador rice went to the committee to talk about benghazi. the ambassador, perhaps hoping to mend some fences in case she's nominated as the next secretary of state as is widely expected, but senators john mccain, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte they are even more troubled now by her initial explanation after today's meeting. catherine herridge is live in washington. so what do we know about what happened in that meeting? >> reporter: well, thank you, jon, and good morning. according to the senators, after that meeting for nearly an hour with ambassador rice and the acting director of th
. great panel on that coming up. martha: the fbi is launching a new effort now we're being told, some wondering what has taken so long, to try to get answers into what happened in that attack that killed four americans on september the 11th. congressman jason chaffetz is here live on that. what it could mean this fbi angle for the investigation. bill: also this town hall turned ugly. these are victims of superstorm sandy. why they are mad and who they are demanding answers from now. melissa: you sit there. you guys are a joke. you guys are a joke. you go home for the holidays. i don't. but you sit there with a smug smile. you know what i wish it was election, it if it was election time you would be worried about the election and not about the people. time to get up and fight for the people. [applause] , remember -- you can stay in and like something... or you can get out there and actually like something. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [
concerned, jenna, by the thought that the cia and the fbi and our entire intelligence gathering community, if you believe them, can't figure out for 10 days whether there was a demonstration or not. i saw, i saw the video yesterday. it was very clear there wasn't a demonstration. there were people they could have interviewed. i think that is a an important question to ask. why don't you ask people that were there that were in germany the next day. we got people out of there to germany the next day. what they saw and said there was no demonstration. don't use that as the background for what happened. jenna: just for clarity the video you're mentioning is video of the attack in benghazi? >> it was surveillance video that wasn't initially available. we shouldn't have to have a video to show there was no demonstration going on. there were people that could have been asked. it shouldn't have taken 10 days for for the intelligence community to find out that something didn't happen. jenna: senator, talk about the impressions that you got from the hearing. this of course being closed and classifi
was concerned, we went through a timeline. we went through representatives, the cia, and the fbi, and i think when members were able to see the time line, the sense was still the same. you have a group of extremists who took it vantage of the situation, and we lost four american lives. there were representatives from al qaeda and other groups. you had individuals with the ability to shoot mortars, and i think it shows it was a terrorist attack of sophistication. whether these people gain expertise from being in benghazi or being out there and fighting from that process, that is one thing. we are still focusing on the people who did it. we need to bring them to justice and make sure how this event occurred. so we learn from this so the american people will be protected in the future. >> what is the status of the fbi investigation? >> investigation on what? >> no lead or no witnesses to talk to? >> i think we need to have them work with the intelligence committee to attempt to identify who coordinated the attacks, and i think this is an ongoing investigation trying to get the intelligence commu
in her. she has also hired a lawyer because as you know, there is still that ongoing fbi investigation looking into what classified materials she had and how she was handling them. a person close to her says that is still very much on her mind so i wouldn't expect for her to really go out there on her own directly until that is maybe a little closer to being resolved. >> it's got to be a terrifying thing. a lot on hold until she gets answers on that. what is her next move? >> you know, i think the next thing she really has to focus on right now according to her friends is fixing the issues with her family, the lack of trust, trying to protect her sons. you know, i talked to her brother today. he said she's really not that focused right now on her career so much, or her future, which is bound to be affected much more than that of david petraeus in terms of david petraeus, according to his friends, is going to have an easier time overcoming this because people knew who he was. he had a professional track record. he has something to stand on, whereas a lot of the country is just getting t
as you know, erin, still that ongoing fbi investigation looking into what classified material she had, and how she was handling them. a person close to her says that is still very much on her mind, so i wouldn't expect for her to go out there on her own directly until that is maybe a little closer to being resolved. >> a terrifying thing and a lot on hold until she gets answers on that. what is her next move? >> you know, i think the next thing she really has to focus on right now, according to friends, is fixing issues with her family. the lack of trust, trying to protect her sons. you know, i talked to her brother today, and he said she's not so focused on her career or her future which is bound to be affected much more than that of david petraeus in terms of david petraeus will have an easier time overcoming this. people knew who he was, a professional track record, something to stand on, a lot of the country is getting to know paula broad well for the first time through scan da and story and according to her friends it will be much harder moving forward. >> it is. let me ask you a
. >> was morell in there? >>he was not. >> [indiscernible] >>there was somebody from the fbi. i forget his name. thank you very much. >> next, senators brief reporters on the attack on libya. then marcia fudge and the criticism of suzanne rise. after that preston obama and congressional leaders talk about the fiscal of negotiations. -- fiscal cliff negotiations. tomorrow, marco rubio is a speaker at a fund-raiser for terry branstad. he has been mentioned as a potential republican presidential candidate in 2016. coverage of his remarks as 7:a 30 p.m. eastern on c-span. -- at 7:30 eastern on c-span. >> two days of nonfiction books, arthur panel's, interviews, and your calls, e-mails, and tweets. featured authors include reyna grande, joahn walsh, and christopher hitchens. live coverage saturday 10:00 eastern and sunday afternoon. >> david patraeus testified before a closed hearing on the investigation concerning the consulate attack. following the hearing committee members spoke to reporters. >> so far seven hours of hearings, we have spent the last two hours with former director patraeus. he lai
here in the united states. >>> and the fbi is calling the arrest of one of its ten most wanted fugitives, quote, a big deal. authorities held a news conference today after finally catching up with joe signs in mexico. he had been on the run for 14 years. the suspect is accused of killing four people in the los angeles area and the person who tipped off police will get a $100,000 reward. >>> the u.s. military is recalling some body armor plates used by special operations forces in combat due to a manufacturing defect. it says the problem was only detected in a small percentage of plates and no service members were killed or wounded as a result. special operations command is issuing an older generation of plates until a full inventory of replacements is manufactured. >>> and this could have been a bombshell evidence in the casey anthony trial. and the orange county sheriff's office is calling it an oversight. cnn affiliate wkmg reports that prosecutors and investigators missed important computer evidence that showed the florida mom may have researched how to kill her 2-year-old d
to dropped in the talking points at the request of the fbi because the bureau did not want to compromise a ongoing criminal investigation. later cia officials called back to correct the record that in fact it was the agency was responsible. there was never any intention to mislead on benghazi rice said in a written statement, the talking points provided by the intelligence community and initial assessment were incorrect in a key respect. there was no protest or demonstration in benghazi. that the white house previousing spokesman jay carney tried to put the focus on the current investigation and not ambassador rice's people are moe interested in talking points for a sunday show several months ago than they are in finding out what happened in benghazi, bringing to justice to was responsible and insuring we take action to prevent something like that from happening again. >> reporter: late yesterday there was a statement issued by the senate majority leader harry reid who said the three republicans politicize sizing this issue and called their behavior outrage just, jenna. jenna: well have
. the fbi offering a 50,000 dal reward for any information leading to the arrest of the "ak-47 bandit" seen here. >>> a texas junlt decides to free that jetblue airlines pilot. he could have ordered him committed to a mental health facility. remember he was charged interference with a flight crew running through a plane yelling about terrorists? that happened back in march. he was found guilty -- not guilty by reason of insanity and he walks. >> this is more severe here because we're further down the supply chain. we feel it will help mitigate the worst of our problems. jon: that is new york city mayor michael bloomberg ordering gas rationing to begin in the city today. superstorm sandy wreaking havoc on petroleum infrastructure in this area leaving gasoline in short supply for millions of drifrsz. harris faulkner is live in the new york newsroom with nor. >> reporter: we knew this was coming. after his news conference yesterday mayor bloomberg said he would put a odd-even gasoline program into motion. now that emergency order is official with him signing it today. here is why. look at the
use on the fbi's most wanted list. is responsible for 20 murders in boston. no american official knew what he was. there's no evidence to suggest that. it's hard to prove negligence but with 6000 doctors from the bin laden compound that has been transited if it was a smoking gun i would be interested in ambassador munter's observation. if there was a smoking gun, our observation on oscar we would not a pointed it out publicly at this point. >> you know, the difference between diplomats and journalists is that journalists say more than they know and diplomats no more than they say. [laughter] but we are in harmony on this one. [laughter] >> know, there is now evidence that i've seen that there was high level complicity or knowledge about him being in abbottabad. this led to the problem that if you don't know, you can be accused of incompetence and this was a domestic issue for the pakistan military and intelligence but that's a different question than we're talking about. there is to my knowledge no evidence a new he was there during the time. >> al qaeda tried to kill general musharra
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